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"I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people." Luke 2.10


From this month's Church Registers

24/03/2019 Baptism St Botolph, Grimston Oscar George Ess
18/03/2019 Funeral Mintlyn Arthur Symonds of Grimston
16/03/2019 Baptism All Saints, Ashwicken Zoey Elizabeth Dack
14/03/2019 Funeral All Saints, Ashwicken Patrick Woodbine
13/03/2019 Funeral St Botolph, Grimston Shirley Hone
04/03/2019 Funeral St Mary, Gt Massingham Rachel Gooch
03/03/2019 Baptism St Nicholas, Gayton Tyler James Matthews

12/03/2019

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

David Splude

21/02/2019

Funeral

St Mary, Gt Massingham

Derek Drewey

10/02/2019

Baptism 

St Nicholas, Gayton

Alice Elizabeth Earl

10/02/2019

Baptism

St Nicholas, Gayton

William Joseph Earl

08/02/2019

Funeral

Mintlyn

Jeanne Howlett

08/02/2019

Funeral

Mintlyn

Brian Phillips of Gayton

03/02/2019

Baptism

All Saints, Ashwicken

Scarlett Ivy Spragg

04/01/2019 Funeral St Andrews, Lt Massingham

Frances Duncan

04/01/2019

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

Jacqueline Kent

30/12/2019

Baptism

All Saints, Ashwicken

Jack Robert Mark Twite

27/12/2018

Funeral

All Saints, Ashwicken

Kathleen Taylor

21/12/2018

Funeral

St Lawrence, Harpley

Nigel Groome

28/11/2018

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

Wilfred Smith

17/11/2018

Baptism

St Botolph, Grimston

Douglas Versteeg

An archive of previous month's entries in the Church Registers is on the  "From the Church Registers" page


Red Notes .......................

St. Mary's, Great Massingham... The Christingle Service was once again a wonderful occasion and raised an amazing £347.21 for the Children's Society. A huge thank you to everyone.

St Lawrence, Harpley ...Thank you to Jean Pocklington and her sister, Margaret Collishaw, whose excellent photos were used to make the splendid Harpley calendar for 2019. A donation of £904 has been made to the church.

St. Andrew's, Little Massingham Roof Appeal....St. Andrew's Church has been targetted by lead thieves, once again, and is appealing for support in raising funds to replace the roof. The roof was replaced back in 2006 and was first attacked by lead thieves back in 2014. Since then there has been a further attack and then this January 2017, another attempt was made to steal the lead from over the North Aisle. The thieves abandoned the building but completely damaged the roof. The lead is there and can be sold but the cost of replacement is huge. Thanks go to all those involved who helped to secure the building and prevent further damage. Special thanks to Neil from "Top Speck" who was just wonderful. He called in "favours" and between them all they got the rolled lead down and in his trailer and off to the scrap merchants. They managed to get tarpaulins on both roofs to make it as watertight as possible.

 Pictures of the damage are courtesy of Stephen Hudson.

The cost of the repairs is frightening but every penny will help. You can see various ways to donate via the web site click here. If you use BTdonate, then add LM Roof in the message area and that donation will be allocated specifically to the roof appeal.

A special service for the Benefice to support St Andrews Church is being planned and there will be further fund raising appeals. The work needed gets ever more urgent and your help will be much appreciated. Thank You.

St Mary's, East Walton... FEB 2019 . WORK IS NOW STARTING ON THE ROOF AND THE CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH THIS BUILDING PERIOD.

The work is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Churches Trust and further support from The Norfolk Churches Trust, The Round Tower Society and The Geoffrey Watling Charity.  We are grateful for all their help. As the work reaches completion an exciting weekend of events is planned for 29th/30th of June to celebrate this historic Church. More details to follow soon.

Visitors will be very welcome and the Church now features on the "ExploreChurches web site" for "people who love Church buildings". You can visit their web site by clicking here. or visit www.explorechurches.org.

 

Don't forget our own village Lottery. There have been lots of monthly winners. Rachael, Rachel, Laurence, Anne, Chrissie and Rosie. A great way to help towards the Church for £5 a month. See Maureen for details.


MARCH 6th 2016 ASH WEDNESDAY

"Therefore also now, said the LORD, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning." Joel 2. 12


Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent – which is the period of self-restraint and abstention for Christians prior to Easter.
It marks the first day of fasting, repentance, prayer and self-control. Luxury or rich foods such as meat and dairy are often avoided by those taking part in Lent.
Abstention from personal “bad habits” such as watching television or eating too much sugar is also commonly practised.

During church services, clergy use ashes burned at the previous year’s Palm Sunday mixed with holy water or olive oil to mark a cross on a worshipper’s forehead as a sign of repentance.
This is to signify the Biblical passage in Genesis 3:19: “For dust you are and to dust you shall return.”
Although Lent lasts for six weeks, Sundays are not included as they are considered a day for worship and rest.
There are special services for Ash Wednesday at St Lawrence, Harpley Church at 9 am. and at St Botolph, Grimston at 7.00pm.

 


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